Media and press office

We’re here to answer all your questions about macular disease. We provide expert comment on developments in treatments and research and what this means for patients living with the UK’s biggest cause of sight loss.

If you have a media enquiry please contact: Felicity Crump, PR & Content Manager on 01264 321 987 or email felicity.crump@macularsociety.org

If your enquiry is outside of office hours please contact 07775 683 452 or email cathy.y@macularsociety.org

Information for journalists

Every day, around 300 people are diagnosed with macular disease. It’s the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK. Macular disease is cruel and isolating. It steals your sight, your independence, and your ability to do the things you love.

It can affect people of any age – even children – but not enough is known about why, and there is still no cure. There is only one way to Beat Macular Disease for good. We must fund much more research now, until we find a cure, or find treatments that stop it in its tracks.

Together we can fund the research that will find the cure. Together we can make sure the next generation won’t have their sight, confidence, and love of life stolen from them by macular disease.

The facts

Macular disease is the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK and the developed world.

Nearly 1.5m people in the UK are living with macular disease.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common type of macular disease affecting 600,000 people. 

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